March 16th, 2022
What a powerful word Pastor Kent released to our church this past Sunday, March 13, 2022. I encourage you to go back and listen to this rich teaching again and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal new things to you as He has to me. You can find Pastor Kent’s message on our Facebook page and through Livestream on our website.
Pastor Kent began by sharing Hebrews 10:5, “Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me.’” At that time in history, God the Father honored the blood of animals as an atonement for the sins of Israel, but the Father desired a more perfect sacrifice. God came to Earth as flesh to atone for our sins once and for all in Jesus. But the moment Jesus was born, Hell tried to kill Him because He was the manifested presence of God in the Earth (Colossians 2:9). Satan did not want Jesus on the Earth because He has all power and authority over the Kingdom of darkness.
We remember that when God created the first Adam in the garden, He said it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone (Genesis 2:18). God caused Adam to go to sleep, and in the position of rest, and out of Adam’s side, God created a companion for him. It was not God’s intention for Adam to accomplish the will of God without a wife. God also desired a wife for Jesus, or as 1 Corinthians 15:45 calls Him, the Last Adam. When God created a wife for Jesus at Calvary, the Father allowed Christ to “sleep” in the grave and birthed the church from Jesus’s pierced side. In victory, Jesus arose from the grave because He did not rise alone but rose with a companion called the church.
When Jesus was on the Earth, there was no greater power on the Earth than Him. He has authority over demon spirits and gives us that same power. His Name is all-powerful, and when we speak the Name of Jesus, whether, in praise or cursing, we invoke His authority. Ephesians 2:10-11 says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Jesus resurrected at the Feast of First Fruits because He is the “first fruit of many brethren (Romans 8:29)” and then walked with his disciples for forty days. Ten days later, after Jesus’s ascension, on the Day of Pentecost, God loosed the Holy Spirit on the church, empowering her with the nature of her husband. A marriage took place in the Spirit, and Jesus became one with the church. Jesus gave the church everything that He operated in when He was on the Earth. We read in John 14:12, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do because I go to My Father.”
God honors the church because she was purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ and not by bulls and goats. The church is under siege today because Satan knows that we carry the same anointing, power, and authority in us that Christ carried while on the Earth. The Devil should not intimidate us “because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).” Pastor Kent passionately reminds us, “The church is going to destroy the powers of darkness.” Remember that the enemy will always desire to silence you and make you feel hopeless, but God hears the cry of His people! He will not allow us to be overcome by the enemy, for He has overcome the world (John 16:33)! Pastor Kent encourages us by saying, “If you want to be strong in the Lord, find a church, sell out, get involved, pray, shake the nations!”
If you do not have a church body, we invite you today to become an online or in-person member of Regeneration Nashville. We are the Body of Christ, and we are stronger together! We want to pray with you, believe with you, and see God accomplish His purpose in and through you! Be sure to subscribe below to our weekly sermon recap blog and join us next Sunday for another powerful message from Pastor Kent Christmas! Be Regenerated!
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Pastor Jasmine Brady